6 arrested in Cape Town shootout

2012-04-12 21:37
Cape Town - Six men were arrested in Parow in Cape Town on Thursday after a shootout with police.

Police spokesperson Warrant Officer November Filander said a policeman was wounded, but was in a satisfactory condition in hospital.

Police were on patrol on Modderdam Road in Belhar when a bakkie attracted their attention near the local cemetery.

They approached the bakkie at about 10:00, and were checking its registration when it sped away. The vehicle was later found to have been stolen in Bellville.

At 10:30 the bakkie was spotted in the Parow industrial area, after three of the men robbed a businessman of cash at gunpoint.

A shootout ensued when police tried to pull the bakkie over.

The men then jumped out of the bakkie and tried to run away. The six were arrested shortly afterwards with the public's help. Three illegal firearms were recovered.

The men were expected to appear in the Parow Magistrate's Court on Monday.
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